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Old 03-28-2010, 11:58 AM
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Hello,
I am new to posting on the boards, but not new to reading all of the valuable information. I especially enjoy the BMH online articles.

I'm not much of a prepper yet, but my family and I have a small garden and great neighbors who share veggies (which I store), deer and hog from hunting trips, and eggs. It is illegal in my neighborhood to own chickens. And even though my DH is a deputy, we both think it is a silly rule about the chickens and enjoy the eggs from the neighbor.

I guess we are what you would consider urban homesteaders. We live in a small town on an acre lot, not in a subdivision though. We are at the very beginning of our journey toward some sense of self-sufficiency. We did live in a very rural part of KY for 2007, but realized it wasn't what we wanted and moved back home to NE FL. We probably won't ever move again because of the expense, and I am now determined to do what I can on this small acre to provide for my family.

I think my mindset is more toward getting the best price for the things I need to purchase, making due with what I have, and becoming debt free (which is a very near reality).

I have a long way to go, and sometimes my DH isn't always supportive, but I will do what I can with what I have.

I look forward to reading more helpful information from the boards, and hopefully posting something worthwhile to someone who needs it.

HidingSun
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:44 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here. In this day and age I feel everyone no matter where they are should do what they can to take care of themselves and family. Don't matter how much land or space you have just matters how you use it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:37 PM
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Hello Hidingsun,

Good to meet you. We too are limited on space, but it's amazing what you can do, when you set your mind to it.

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:44 AM
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Hello Hidingsun,

Good to meet you. We too are limited on space, but it's amazing what you can do, when you set your mind to it.

Gracie
Exactly! Speaking of doing a lot with a little...we planted our tiny 10' x 10' garden yesterday with twice as many tomatoes as last year because that's what we eat the most of and have the most use for.
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